Open New Possibilities in Education and Your Career

Time after time, technology expands what’s possible. At NSU, those possibilities will direct you to a successful career.

Powered by a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, you can use your tech talents to foster effective learning results in schools, corporations or public sector agencies. Get an edge with a degree that uniquely merges two fields into one comprehensive career program.

Our graduates have become instructional technologists, educational software consultants, and directors of educational technology, training and development, or distance learning. Now is your chance to follow their lead and, just like technology, continue to evolve

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing professionals with backgrounds in teaching or administration, training and professional development, media technology, instructional technology, curriculum development, staff development or distance education.
  • Master’s degree graduates or above who seek a doctoral degree and increased knowledge/skills in instructional technology and distance education.
  • Candidates considering a Ph.D. in instructional technology who are interested in exploring the benefits of an Ed.D. in instructional technology program.

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Quick Facts

Tuition
Tuition for the degree program is $1,330 per credit hour.
Curriculum
NSU’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education requires the completion of a minimum of 54 credits, including a dissertation. Download the program brochure.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

Training and Development Managers/Directors $105,830 Average Salary Per Year

7% Projected Employment Growth

Postsecondary Education Administrators $90,760 Average Salary Per Year

9% Projected Employment Growth

Instructional Coordinators $62,460 Average Salary Per Year

7% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education

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Orientation
DSO 8000
Doctoral Studies Orientation ( DSO 8000 )
General Education Required Courses (6 credits)
Credits
IDT 7000
Research in ITDE ( IDT 7000 / Credits: 3 )
3
Elective ( / Credits: 3 )
3
Concentration Area Courses (15 credits)
Credits
IDT 7005
Instructional Media ( IDT 7005 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 7007
Principles of Distance Education ( IDT 7007 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8001
Instructional Design ( IDT 8001 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8008
Principles of Instructional Technology ( IDT 8008 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8006
Systems Analysis and Design ( IDT 8006 / Credits: 3 )
3
Applied Dissertation Benchmarks (12 credits)
Credits
DISR 8966
Applied Dissertation 1: Prospectus ( DISR 8966 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8967
Applied Dissertation 2: Proposal Development ( DISR 8967 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8968
Applied Dissertation 3: Proposal ( DISR 8968 / Credits: 3 )
3
DISR 8969
Applied Dissertation 4: Applied Dissertation ( DISR 8969 / Credits: 3 )
3
Elective Courses (9 credits - choose 3 courses)
Credits
IDT 7123
Digital Media for Instructional Technology and Distance Education ( IDT 7123 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8012
Managing and Evaluating ITDE ( IDT 8012 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8119
Contemporary Topics in ITDE ( IDT 8119 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8120
Perspectives in ITDE ( IDT 8120 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8121
Advanced Instructional Design ( IDT 8121 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8122
Professional Practice in ITDE ( IDT 8122 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8123
Advanced Applications in ITDE ( IDT 8123 / Credits: 3 )
3
IDT 8124
Theories of Learning ( IDT 8124 / Credits: 3 )
3
Summer Institute*
FSC 8000
Summer Institute (Residency Requirement) ( FSC 8000 )
Continuing Dissertation Services**
ADS 8091
Applied Dissertation Services ( ADS 8091 )
Required Courses
Credits
RES 8100
The Nature of Knowing: Introduction to Research Methods ( RES 8100 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 9300
Methods of Inquiry ( RES 9300 / Credits: 3 )
3
Quantitative Research Track
Credits
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design ( RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 8921
Quantitative Data Analysis ( RES 8921 / Credits: 3 )
3
Qualitative Research Track
Credits
RES 8916
Qualitative Research Design ( RES 8916 / Credits: 3 )
3
RES 8926
Qualitative Data Analysis ( RES 8926 / Credits: 3 )
3

*Students must attend one Summer Institute during the 36 months of study. 

**Beginning the 37th month of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program, students will enroll in ADS 8091, Applied Dissertation Services, in order to receive dissertation services and support from Dissertation Committee Chairs and/or other NSU faculty and staff. In cases where students are not enrolled in any classes prior to the 37th month and where Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) students require support from Dissertation Chairs and/or other NSU faculty and staff, ADS 8090 may be used to satisfy Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for continuous matriculation.

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